The Making of a Concrete Hat With My Father

The Making of a Concrete Hat With My Father

The Concrete Mixer Stood Ready for Use.

The Making of a Concrete Hat With My Father

Beyond the awning the asphalt was raw

weight from displaced migrated melted tar.

In such thick muck it was hard to go far.

To touch on concrete before the crow’s caw.

Our pet petroleum rivaled by sand

in glass, and a durable concrete hat.

To hide and boil away our winter fat.

To reach for a dream, a white place to stand.

My dad would make me mix the concrete mix

as I listened to his heated hatred.

To spill from his lips on sand and mortar,

his anger dismantled never to fix

the watery need for sand in the lid.

As sweat reveals my struggle with his roar.

Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry.I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family.I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

2 thoughts on “The Making of a Concrete Hat With My Father

  • December 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM
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    A powerful and stark rendering of memory, Jamie, well phrased and poignant in its intent. I love the structure and emotions in the work. Well done.

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  • December 5, 2016 at 4:54 AM
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    What is the poetic format of this poem, Jamie? Tony is right …powerful and stark are good words to describe this vivid poem.

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